Tara Clerkin is werkin for me

Tara Clerkin hails from Bristol, a rocky outcrop on the furthermost western reaches of the British Isles, where the sun rises at night and the moon rules the day, a merciless and cruel emperor. The inhabitants forage the grey shores for seaweed, whelks and fragments of sound and spend the evenings in brightly-coloured houses weaving…

The Imp in Zimt falls mainly on the plinth

Zimt – Ideal ist nichts This is the kind of band that tosses aside the ideal, that washes their expensive new vinyl in streams, possibly for clearer sound. The kind of people who look cool and self-conscious and cool at the same time, who smile without smiling while smiling. This is the kind of band…

It’s be a mistake not to listen to U R ERR

Dolorblind – U R ERR From the Delores EP here’s U R ERR from the excellent Dolorblind hailing from New Delhi. Some delicious electronic sounds to be feasted on here. Available now on Bandcamp. SWIT Soundcloud 2017 Playlist

Not just a fad – it’s Belgrad

Belgrad – Schellack und Gewalt This is the superb new single from Belgrad.Schellack und Gewalt kinda reminds me of The Psychedelic Furs. (Speaking of which we here at SWIT support the International Anti-Fur Coalition (IAFC)). Anyway this is fab and the album is out on September 1st on Zeitstrafe 2017 Weekly Playlist Number 34

Check out KO:MI homies.

KO:MI – Fake and Fraud Original and wonderful best describe this track from Sanna Komi aka KO:MI. Precursor to an album pencilled in for September 2017. Out now on Svart records. 10 Swits out of 10 Weekly Playlist

Frighteningly good tune

Woog Riots – Monstrous Monsters SWIT favs Woog Riots return with a super new single Monstrous Monsters. Electro pop perfection for your delectation Weekly YouTube Playlist Spotify 2017

We took some minutes with A Thousand Hours

A Thousand Hours – Shipwrecked (With Sister Calypso) “We are an ethereal dream-pop band influenced by a wide range of sounds, most of which are melancholic and drenched in reverb.” – Well Swits, if I had a Euro every time Gerry said exactly those words to me I’d have a Euro. Because that’s what he…

Move aside Emerson, Lake & Palmer, here comes Spirit Fest

Spirit Fest – Hitori Matsuri Spirit Fest is that rarest of things, a super group you actually want to listen to, an equation where the whole is more than the sum of its parts. ‘Spirit Fest’ is made up of Japanese duo Tenniscoats with Markus Acher (Notwist), Mat Fowler (Jam Money) and Cico Beck (Aloa…

Hungary for tunes?

Horváth Ádám Márton – The Bird Left This is The Bird Left from Hermit Songs (LP) by Horváth Ádám Márton. Hermit Songs was inspired by a visit at the David Gareja monastery and the book of Peter France: Hermits – The Insights of Solitude. The art work is St. Paul the Hermit by Francisco Collates….

You need to check mate out

Sono – Mate From Porto’s SONO this is a stunning tune. People involved: “It’s sung by Rui Paulino David and by Ana Luisa Fonseca Marques. Ricardo Moreira on Hammond and André Rodrigues on the drums. Produced by Alexandre Braga. Cover art is a close up of a larger illustration by Ana Isabel Lapa.” Well done…

SWIT Premiere: J. Vega – Elliott

J. Vega is a singer/songwriter from Spain. He is a member and co-founder of the bands Subterráneos and Los isabelinos. “Castle Vega”, his solo debut, will be released on Luik Records on August 25, comprising of 9 songs that move between lo-fi, slacker pop and rock and roll. This is his second time on SWIT…

SWIT Premiere – Manalishies – ‘Blood Song’

We’re delighted to premiere the new single “Blood Song” by Manalishies, a new group formed by SWIT favourite Paltsa-Kai Salama (see also Black Lizard), to be released on this Friday (18th of August). This new group was founded by Paltsa-Kai, but is a shared vision with group member Iiro Tulkki and Antti Sauli. The band…